Every local business in the Secure Redoubt area was contacted at the start of the project and asked to complete a survey. As a result, 51 businesses have now engaged with the Eastbourne Crime Group.

Hoteliers and businesses are feeling more confident and a part of the local community both in their contact with local residents and the wider business community, which will get continued support from Business Wardens operating in the town.

HotelWatch has been launched to help give the project a legacy. Apart from connecting hotels, this offers seminars and advice on, for example, cyber security. Under the project, the next five years also brings engagement with businesses to generate a much safer area for everyone.

To join the scheme call 01323 415337 or email

Eastbourne Business Crime Group